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Team JSTARS reaches 100,000-hour flying milestone

Posted May 2, 2014 by

When a car surpasses 100,000 miles, it may be time to get a new one.

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B-1B crews validate Ellsworth’s long-range strike capability

Posted May 23, 2014 by SrA. Yash Rojas

Air Force photograph by A1C Rebecca Imwalle Amn. Sidney Hering, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crewmember, uses a ram jammer to load an inert 500-pound training munition in preparation for a Global Power Mission from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 12, 2014. During the mission, B-1 aircrews flew 13,200 miles round trip and…

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SecAF outlines changes for nuclear force

Posted June 18, 2014 by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James outlined new incentives and measures designed to change the culture of the service’s nuclear force June 17. Following a cheating scandal involving intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, and the subsequent relief of nine officers, a commander’s retirement and 91 other airmen…

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Hagel talks with F-35 pilots, maintainers at Eglin AFB

Posted July 11, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Air Force photograph by Samuel King Jr. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after touring the 33rd Fighter Wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 10, 2014. During his visit, he met with Eglin service members for 45 minutes to praise their work in the…

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AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability

Posted August 15, 2014 by Darren D. Heusel

Courtesy photograph An E-3G Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, sits on a flightline. In support of air-to-ground operations, Sentry crews can provide direct information needed for interdiction, reconnaissance, airlift and close air support for friendly ground forces. They can also provide information for commanders of air operations to gain and maintain control…

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Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Choking, watering eyes, blistering skin and convulsions are symptoms of imminent death from a chemical weapons attack. The lethality of such attacks, most recently in August 2013, in Syria, sends tremors across the globe.

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Officials discuss report on U.S.-Japan defense guidelines

Posted October 10, 2014 by Jim Garamone

U.S. officials Oct. 7 gave an interim report on progress of revising the guidelines for U.S.-Japanese Defense Cooperation. The officials, speaking on background, said the new guidelines are in response to new threats extant in the world and to a new willingness of Japan to embrace a greater role in the world. The last time…

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Landing zone cameras mean major improvement in C-17 training

Posted November 7, 2014 by SrA. Levin Boland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8ZU8fSSjw&feature=player_embedded&list=UUJeD5tPnibv8jLjsdtDvQUQ A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilot calculates measurements to figure out the best way to approach a small landing strip in the middle of a hostile environment in Afghanistan. The landing strip is unpaved and has no lights or painted lines to guide the pilot onto the runway. Instead, it is simply a…

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New combat rescue helicopter HH-60W to perform personnel recovery mission

Posted December 1, 2014 by Daryl Mayer

The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. “The formal designation of HH-60W…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted December 24, 2014 by

Dec. 22, the Department of Defense announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States…

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